How Luxury Resort Destination Providenciales Keeps Getting Better
A luxury resort mecca, Providenciales has come a long way over the past decade. After experiencing several slow years following the economic downturn that started in 2008, Turks and Caicos is now reported as the fastest-growing tourist destination in Caribbean.
Besides beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels, travelers are taking advantage of a beautifully renovated and updated airport, exceptional spas, and some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.
Recognized as the World's #1 Beach
One of the biggest changes in the past few years is the outside world now knows about Grace Bay. The white sandy beach in front of the Palms Resort now regularly wins recognition and awards. This year, Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos won the top honor as TripAdvisor's best beach in the world this year, reclaiming its crown from 2016.
Grace Bay Beach was also recently named by the travel industry as the number-one beach on the World’s 50 Best Beaches list. The decision comes from over 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies who say there is just nothing better than Grace Bay.
A Recently Upgraded Airport
Provo is also home to Providenciales Airport (PLS). As the only international airport in Turks and Caicos, PLS is the transportation hub for the entire country. For resort visitors, the great thing about Providenciales airport is that it is so close to all the beaches and resorts on the island.
While many travelers to other Caribbean destinations are resigned to traveling for an hour or more just to get to their hotel, on Providenciales it's no more than a fifteen-minute drive from the airport to almost any resort on the island.
As well, over the past decade the number of direct flights from cities in both the United States and Canada to Providenciales has grown. There are now direct flights to Providenciales from New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal, as well as flights from London’s Heathrow airport.
The Most Amazing Culinary Scene in the Caribbean
Provo's culinary scene has also evolved over the past few years. If you travel to the Turks and Caicos today you’ll be able to choose from almost every cuisine on earth.
As Providenciales has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, people have been attracted from all over the world to live and work here.
The island of Providenciales in particular offers everything from sushi and high-end fusion cuisine to Indian and Chinese food.
Of course, everyone who travels to the Turks and Caicos will want to eat seafood. Local seafood delicacies include mahi mahi, tuna, rock lobster and the ever-present conch.
Another event that has added to Providenciales' cultural vibrancy is the annual Caribbean Food and Wine Festival, held in the first week of November each year. This three-day, world-class event brings together celebrity chefs, cutting-edge cuisine and truly noteworthy wines and spirits.
The Caribbean Food & Wine Festival is hosted at different resorts along Grace Bay Beach and is an ideal time of the year to visit Turks and Caicos.
Providenciales' spa scene has also blossomed in recent years. The Spa at The Palms, regarded as one of the top spa facilities in the Caribbean, is a case in point. The Spa features 25,000 square feet of space, including reflecting pools and calming green spaces, with a canal that fans out into eight coral-stone fronds, each housing a personal treatment room. The environment is soothing and the treatments are designed to promote wellness inside and out.
The Spa at The Palms provides a number of exclusive treatments, such as the popular Sun Rejuvenation Wrap.
This treatment is especially healing for sun exposed skin, and helps to restore moisture and balance to the skin’s layers. The treatment begins with a light, dry brushing which is followed by an application of mint, cucumber, yogurt, honey and lemon.
To allow the deeply soothing qualities of these ingredients to penetrate the skin, your body is then wrapped in a blanket while your therapist provides a calming massage to your face and scalp. You will leave The Spa with supple, moisturized skin.
Excellent Luxury Resort Accomodations
Over the past decade the Turks and Caicos has experienced a real estate boom, thanks to its strong economy and growing number of tourism visitors. There's an amazing and exclusive range of luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos, and The Palms is one of them.
Whether you select a suite with infinite Caribbean ocean views or mature meticulously landscaped gardens, you will discover a level of style and comfort that sets the standard for luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos
.All suites at The Palms Turks and Caicos feature king-sized beds with custom hand-tufted bedding, beautiful bathrooms with quality bathing products, high-speed wi-fi, cable television, DVD/CD player, coffee and espresso maker, signature robes and an electronic safe.
Many suites also boast an in-suite washer/dryer and a full kitchen, complete with modern appliances. When you choose to stay at The Palms Turks and Caicos, you can rest assured knowing your accommodations will enrich your experience on Providenciales.